Nina Simone

Culture

Michaela Coel Would Play Nina Simone, Under This One Condition

After months of discussion on social media about Michaela Coel's resemblance to Nina Simone, the actress finally addressed what it would take to play the iconic singer.
Terry Nguyen
10.31.18
Noisey News

Your Stepdad Picked Most of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Again

Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars, and Nina Simone make up the Class of 2018, with Sister Rosetta Tharpe receiving the Award for Early Influence.
Alex Robert Ross
12.13.17
Essays

JAY-Z's Unmatched Legacy Was on Full Display at the Meadows Festival

The rap icon's 20-year catalog rocked the crowd at Citi Field.
Lawrence Burney
9.18.17
Film

Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make a Good Biopic

From 'All Eyez on Me' to 'Nina' to 'Lincoln,' there are a lot of ways to tell and/or ruin a life story.
Tari Ngangura
8.23.17
Collage

Colorful Minimalist Collages Preserve the Legacies of 1960s Black Icons

Rico Gatson’s collages of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, and Muhammed Ali celebrate black history.
Antwaun Sargent
5.10.17
Art

Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” Soundtracks a Film About Black Spiritual Power

Inside the sampled world of filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa’s 'Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death,' on view at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in Harlem.
Antwaun Sargent
1.9.17
Noisey News

Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and The Velvet Underground Will Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

Other honorees include Shirley Caeser, Ahmad Jamal, and more.
Noisey Staff
12.20.16
kanye west

The A-Z Guide to Every Song Sampled on Kanye West's 'The Life Of Pablo'

The rapper's highly-anticipated seventh album features everyone from Arthur Russell to Yoko Shimomura.
Max Mertens
2.22.16
Art

Britain’s First Black Circus Gets a Live Radio Art Tribute

Artist Derrick Adams reimagines Pablo Fanque’s Victorian era Circus Royal.
Antwaun Sargent
11.30.15
crate expectations

Crate Expectations: Bradley Zero

The Rhythm Section boss joins the dots between Marc Houle and Nina Simone.
Bradley Zero
11.12.15
Film

The Revolutionary Legacy of Nina Simone Remains as Relevant Today as Ever

Told largely in her own words, Netflix's new documentary, <i>What Happened, Miss Simone?</i>, traces the the legendary singer's quest for freedom, from Selma to Lagos.
Antwaun Sargent
7.8.15
Op-Eds

"The Other Woman" Inside Nina Simone: Why the High Priestess of Soul Is Making a Comeback

A new documentary takes a masterful look at the complicated duality of the legendary singer.
Austin Bryant
6.25.15
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